Nashville Veterans Job Fair

This event took place on September 9, 2021 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN.

Veterans job fair coming to Nissan Stadium

“RecruitMilitary, which has hosted 19 events in Nashville, will host another job fair Feb. 9. Previous events here have attracted more than 6,000 attendees and nearly 600 exhibitors, according to a press release.”

The Hire More Heroes Act is misguided. There is no veterans’ unemployment crisis.

“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”

What Government Should Actually Do To Support Veterans' Employment

“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”

Employment and Returning Veterans

“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”

Beyond Altruism

“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”

Money For Lunch

“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”

Helping veterans overcome job search challenges

“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”

Job fair for veterans being held at LP Field today

“NBC 4 (WSMV) Nashville - The Hiring Our Heroes event will host 28 companies looking for new employees. Businesses scheduled to attend include Amazon, Verizon, insurance companies and several colleges. ”

Job fair helps provide Smooth Takeoff

“Ft. Campbell Courier - Veterans, service members preparing to leave the U.S. Armed Forces and many military Family members are looking for a Smooth Takeoff, something that will help them transition into the civilian job sector. One opportunity for a Smooth Takeoff is coming to Nashville from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at L.P. Field.”

Veterans have harder time finding jobs: Job training, other programs are available

“By Getahn Ward America's military veterans may rate as heroes willing to put their lives on the line during wartime, but at home they face a higher-than-average unemployment rate and a tough time transferring the skills they learn in the service to the private sector. And with more veterans seeking jobs after returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — and federal government efforts t...”

TN veterans face tough battle to find employment

“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”

Veterans and Jobs

“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”

When attendees registered for the Nashville Veterans Job Fair, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.

Interest Attendee Count Percentage
Management/Supervision 81 55%
Government 72 49%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 57 39%
Project / Program Management 55 37%
Business / Strategic Management 53 36%
Quality Assurance / Safety 47 32%
Human Resources 46 31%
Education / Training 44 30%
Manufacturing / Operations 38 26%
Customer Support / Client Care 37 25%
IT / Software Development 34 23%
Law Enforcement / Security 33 22%
Administrative / Clerical 33 22%
Medical / Health 33 22%
Marketing / Product Management 30 20%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 26 17%
Construction / Trades 26 17%
Aviation / Aerospace 26 17%
Sales / Business Development 24 16%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 22 15%
Biotech / R&D / Science 21 14%
Field Service 21 14%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 20 13%
Creative / Design 18 12%
Engineering 16 10%
Electronics 14 9%
Other 13 8%
Editorial / Writing 13 8%
Legal 12 8%
Food Services / Hospitality 11 7%
Part-time 11 7%
Retail 8 5%
RecruitMilitary has held 29 events in Nashville, drawing 7,961 attendees and 1,071 exhibitors.

Who Attended?

Very professional atmosphere. It provided many opportunities for veterans seeking jobs. Keep doing what you are doing. Thanks for supporting veterans.
Nashville Career Fair -- Army E-8
There were a lot of great candidates, the people hosting the event were very helpful, and the set up was nice and spacious. Overall pleased with the event.
Nashville -- Defense recruiter
Great experience! We'll be back!
Nashville -- Construction / Building Supplies recruiter
Overall, great experience. Most exhibitors were familiar with military resumes and knew how to communicate.
Nashville -- Navy E-8
It was great! I interviewed on the spot with Intel and am currently going through the hiring process.
Nashville -- Army E-6
Excellent event. We talked to many outstanding veterans.
Nashville -- Government recruite
Participants are well informed and educated. Great event!
Nashville -- Law Enforcement and Security recruiter
I liked that there were employers from around the country and not just the Nashville area.
Nashville -- Army National Guard E-5
Very well organized. Be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.
Nashville -- Army E-4

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